The Trumpet Of The Swan by E. B WhiteThe Trumpet Of The Swan by E. B White

The Trumpet Of The Swan

byE. B White

Paperback | October 3, 2000

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The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. Now featuring gorgeous illustrations by Fred Marcellino!

Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him.

Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection—he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love?

"We, and our children, are lucky to have this book." —John Updike

A legendary writer for decades at The New Yorker and the author of many books of essays, E. B. White also wrote the children's classics Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He lived in New York City and Brooklin, Maine.
Title:The Trumpet Of The SwanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.54 inPublished:October 3, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064408671

ISBN - 13:9780064408677

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another fourth grade classic In my opinion there are certain books that childhood is incomplete without. This is one such classic. A must read-family-read-aloud.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book very touching. don't watch the movie.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Share with a Young Reader I loved this book as a child and was so excited to order this to share with my daughter. It seems less known than other E.B. White stories, but one you should share with a young reader in your life!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a great book I really enjoyed the story line of this book. Read it twice in a row. Definitely worth a read !
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Powerful I was so surprised but the amazing message in this little tale. Its just wonderful
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YAY I read this when I was younger and I loved it.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful #plumreview The first time that I read this book was as an adult to my young son. We both loved it. I wish that I had been introduced to it as a child.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS! A really good book! I learned a lot of new animals from this. I almost cried about the cob
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart-Warming I bought this book for my daughter, as it was one of my favourites when I was a little girl. It's a wonderful story, and even though I'm a grown adult now, it is no less wonderful to me now than it was when I was but a girl. I think this is definitely one of E.B. White's best novels.
Date published: 2009-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Overlooked Treasure Most people know E.B. White's Stuart Little, and even more know Charlotte's Web, but unfortunately very few have read The Trumpet of the Swan. This is a great book full of adventure, it is the unbelievable tale of a swan without a voice and how he overcomes this problem to find love and acceptance. It is not only a great story but it is also full of wonderous animal information and geography if you track the swan's travels. I would recommend this book to any child.
Date published: 2007-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT!* The trumpet of the swan is an absolutely great book! In it, a swan with a speech defect must face the world of society as he gains money to pay for the debt. of his loving father, who stole the trumpet out of the store for a good reason. Sam Beaver, who helps Louis (the swan) willingly, is one of Louis' many friends on the swan's adventure. Soon, Louis is a trumpet player with the ability to read and write, and a hope to win the heart of his love, Serena. This book is special in the way of proving that even someone who is different in a way may have an advantage. Louis, who lacks a voice and is unable to express himself in that way, may express himself in a second way that we may not always feel-music. I would recommend this book to young readers, maybe ages nine to eleven. The warmth, passion and classic story in these pages is sure to delight anyone!
Date published: 2005-10-15

Editorial Reviews

“Humor abounds and beauty of nature, of relationships, of time passing shines through [in a] story that will captivate children of all ages.” (School Library Journal)